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'Look at' Feature doesn't Look at Sketch

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'Look at' Feature doesn't Look at Sketch

When I click the 'Look At' button, the viewport always moves to the sketch origin which is rarely located in the centre of the active sketch. This is quite annoying as I always have to use this to normalise the view then move the camera to centre the sketch. Is there a way for Fusion to simply centre the sketch normal to the camera when this button is pressed?

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Can you File>Export your *.f3d file to your local drive and then Attach it here to a Reply?

You should post a file for each issue that you observe (make up a dummy file if your actual file is proprietary).

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Please see image referencing the problem attached below:

 Look At Issue.png

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The Look At command, in the Sketch Palette, is not designed to look at the sketch entities, it is designed to look at the sketch "Plane".  The most logically position to look at on the sketch plane is the Origin.  This is documented in the Fusion 360 help file.  If you would like to read about it yourself, here is the link.


Look At.jpg

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John Hackney

Beyond the Drafting Board

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Thansk for clarifying, I've noticed that for some sketches Fusion will move the origin point somewhere within the new sketch as seen below. This obviously helps move the viewport to the active sketch when 'Look At' is pressed, any ideas how or why this occurs?


Origin Re-locate.png

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Usually if a sketch plane aligns with the active component standard planes the origin will be at the component origin. If you sketch on a face not aligned to the standard planes the origin will be at the centre of the face. With plane along path the origin will be where the path intersects the plane.


Mark Hughes
Owner, Hughes Tooling
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in reply to: Heavy_Industry


For information only:
The CAD mouse from 3 D-Connexion has buttons for position-dependent zooming.


cad mouse.png

Maybe you can find out if it is possible to adjust the functions via shortcuts.




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